OISF – Talk – SAILING BY THE SUNSTONE?

When:
September 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2017-09-11T14:00:00+01:00
2017-09-11T15:00:00+01:00
Where:
King Street Halls
King Street
Kirkwall KW15 1JF
UK
Cost:
£2-£4
Contact:
Orkney International Science Festival (OISF)

Crystals of Iceland spar have long been connected with old Norse navigation. But is this true? Mark Shiner of Orkney College UHI looks at the navigational challenge and Dr Michael Wharmby of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg explains the physics of polarised light.